Bansko, 10 June 2019 – Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko has been recognised as “Bulgaria’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel 2019” by World Travel Awards. The red-carpet gala ceremony took place on Saturday, 8 June on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The online votes were cast by professionals working within the tourism industry and by the public on the organisation’s official website from 11 March to 28 April. Globally recognised as the ultimate hallmark of quality for 26 years, World Travel Awards is dedicated to acknowledging, rewarding and celebrating excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. The programme is renowned as the most prestigious in the field of tourism, and is held on an annual basis.
On the occasion of the new prize, General Manager Ms Natalia Kashirskaya commented, “We are very honoured to be awarded as ‘Bulgaria’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel’. This is extremely valuable recognition as it is based on the evaluation of our guests from all around the world, and we sincerely thank them.”
Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko participated in the current vote for two more prestigious international awards – “Bulgaria’s Best Spa Hotel 2019” and “Bulgaria’s Best Ski Hotel 2019”. All who wish to support the hotel can vote on the World Spa Awards website and the World Ski Awards website at
The World Travel Awards has brought success to several Kempinski hotels. Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul was chosen as “Europe’s Leading Hotel 2019” and “Turkey’s Leading Hotel 2019”, and its Sultan’s Suite was awarded as “Turkey’s Leading Hotel Suite 2019”. Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum won the award for “Turkey’s Leading Beach Resort 2019”. The title of “Mediterranean’s Leading Resort 2019” was claimed by Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz Malta, and the “Slovenia’s Leading Hotel 2019” by Kempinski Palace Portorož Istria. Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest was chosen as “Hungary’s Leading Hotel 2019”, and its Royal Suite for “Hungary’s Leading Hotel Suite 2019”. The “Lithuania’s Leading Hotel 2019” was awarded to Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius. Two more Kempinski hotels were awarded for being the best in Europe, namely Kempinski Hotel Bahía in Spain, which won the “Europe’s Leading Entertainment and Dining Resort 2019” award, and Grand Hotel Des Bains Kempinski in Switzerland, awarded the “Europe’s Leading Casino Resort 2019”.
About Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko
Being the only ski-in and ski-out hotel in the area, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko
is located in the very heart of the most popular and vibrant winter resort in the Balkans – Bansko, right across from the Gondola lift station that gives access to 75 km of ski runs groomed at high international level, suitable for all skiers from complete beginners to advanced ones. The luxury hotel is the only international branded winter resort in this part of the Balkans and is open year-round. It features 157 Alpine-style rooms
, including 25 suites and an exclusive Presidential Suite
, fully renovated Kempinski The Spa
with brand-new and unique thermal facilities, four conference rooms
and eight restaurants and bars
with spectacular views of the majestic Pirin Mountains. Graced with European flair, the hotel grants the ultimate Kempinski ski, gourmet and SPA experience.
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 78 five-star hotels and residences in 34 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.
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